Staff Rating

4.50/5

User Rating

5/5

Converge - I Can Tell You About Pain b/w Eve

bryan.batiste   (148 reviews)

Posted: 08/07/2017 | Comments: 4 | Rate:

While it has been 5 years since we last got new studio material from Converge, the band has been extremely active with continuous touring as well as tons of output from respective members and their side projects. Frontman Jacob Bannon has been busy with his long festering and finally released project Wear Your Wounds while drummer Ben Koller was busy recording and playing with both Mutoid Man and All Pigs Must Die. Bassist Nate Newton had the double headed beast that was The Ape Of God and a new Doomriders album while guitarist Kurt Ballou was busy recording every cool heavy band in existence, as well as launching a drum sample library and a cool YouTube channel with Newton called DemoVids, which I highly recommend to any and all gear junkies. This newly released 7" caters to fans of Converge both new and old, and greatly displays the contrasting sound the band has honed over the past couple albums.

"I Can Tell You About Pain" is a fast and furious feedback-laden rager that should ease the nerves of anybody worried the band would venture down more experimental pathways. Koller's drumming continues to be an acrobatic yet pummeling assault that matches Ballou's sonic wall of noise and feedback. Did I mention there's a lot of feedback on this song? The ending breakdown is like the troublemaking cousin of You Fail Me jam "Last Light". The aforementioned experimental element has helped Converge diversify itself amongst a legion of bands influenced by their early work.

"Eve" is a 7.5 minute journey that trudges along at a much slower pace than the previous track. Menacing undertones dominate the intro until a creepy Ballou riff leads the song into a tom heavy verse with Bannon's clean and heavily effected vocals. The track shifts from droning to heavily accentuated dissonant chords and Bannon's signature bark before kicking into an upbeat passage of double kick drum and bassist Nate Newton's gruff yet melodic vocals.

While it is still unknown if these tracks will appear on the upcoming LP in a reworked fashion, much like Converge did with the track "Runaway" on their split with Dropdead, more new music is on the horizon. Converge's current tour with Neurosis has produced the debut of a new track entitled "Under Duress", so I anticipate an announcement sooner rather than later. The tour culminates TONIGHT at Union Transfer in Philadelphia and yours truly will be in attendance. The 7" is available for preorder now or at the merch table tonight in a limited band variant, that is if it's not already sold out. Watch the video for "I Can Tell You About Pain" below:


Home Follow on Twitter! Like on Facebook! Listen to Converge

Comments
Tech support
1 Posts
20/M/NA
We provide tech support any error for your pc or mac. You may contact us our tech support 24x7. How to fix Hal.dll Error I Fix Runtime Error 217 I How To Prevent fltmgr.sys Blue Screen Errors in windows 10 I How to Fix the C00D11B1 Media Player Error I Runtime error I Error 0x80070652 I Error code 0x80072ee7 I Error Code 0xc0000185 On Windows Startup Fixed I Error Status 0XC000012F I ERROR CODE 0X8007042C HOW TO FIX GUIDE I Fix Windows Update Error Code 8007000E I Fix Windows Update Error Code 8007000E I Fix Recovery Error Code 0XC0000034 Windows 10 I Error Code 0x80070020 and How to solve it I



How to fix clr20r3 error
I have no legs!
10 Posts
118/
Hotmail login in is one of the oldest web based email service provider in the world
click here for link
I have no legs!
1 Posts
33/M/NA
I have no legs!
1 Posts
27/M/HI

Log in or sign up to post a comment.